Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) For Children of DC

Office Hours (9am-5pm, M-F)
Volunteers work with youth at different times since they meet with them in the community
515 M Street SE, Suite 201, Washington, DC 20003

States where the organization has representation or a license to practice law

  • Washington, D.C.


Our mission is to promote court appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child in the DC foster care system can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive. This mission is carried out through the recruitment, training and support of volunteer advocates (CASA volunteers) who serve youth in DC.

Location(s) of the organization

  • Washington, D.C.

Type of Organization

  • Case Management
  • Policy Advocacy: State
Provide volunteers for foster care youth

Specialized Competency

  • At-Risk/Exploited Populations
  • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
  • Human Labor Trafficking
  • Human Sex Trafficking
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Multilingual Service Provider
  • People with Disabilities
  • Refugees
  • Runaway/Homeless Youth
  • Women with Children
CASA DC works primarily with foster care youth in DC. Foster care youth have higher rates, compared to non-foster care youth, to be involved in human trafficking. Due to this higher amount of foster care youth being involved in sex trafficking/human trafficking, we refer youth to other agencies that specifically work with that population. With that said, we do not necessarily provide direct services for youth who are involved in human trafficking, but we come across youth involved in human trafficking frequently and have to refer them to appropriate agencies.

Target Populations and Restrictions

Populations Served

Domestic, Foreign

Language Capabilites


Target Populations


  • Serve all genders


  • Serve all genders

Service Restrictions

Age Restrictions: Any DC Foster care youth. We serve DC foster care youth, until they age out of the system at age 21.
Other: Youth must be in DC Foster care system or be a part of the PINS Program for minors.

Direct Victim Services

Basic Necessities

  • Safety planning


  • Volunteers
  • Unpaid internships

Case Management Services

  • Child welfare case management (adoption, pre-adoption, foster care, guardianship)
  • Mentorship

Mental/Behavioral Health Services

  • Emotional/moral support / Supportive counseling

Contact Information

Other Contacts

Elizabeth Darlington